Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tracy Zdelar, Owner of Blue Goose Media, LLC, located in Canton, OH, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I work from home as a professional blogger.
Tell us about yourself
When our boys were young, I wanted to find a way to stay home with them by working from home. I have tried a number of things, but writing reviews and sharing life from my own website has been the one thing that has stuck out the longest.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I've been blogging from my same website for about 13 years now. Doing so has provided our family with many fun outings, some long-distance travel, free products, and income.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I believe my biggest struggles have been the huge learning curve and time involved in learning how to work with code and website technology from scratch and having a designated quiet place and time to focus. I have no office, in other words.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
My advice to anyone wanting to start a business in blogging is to think long and hard unless you know you have the passion for writing and making it a long-term endeavor.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I would like to encourage my fellow struggling stay-at-home mom bloggers and writers out there to keep at it and not quit during your slow times. There have been months I haven't written at all, slow years indeed. But then, after a break, I feel renewed to continue. As a result, I have passed the decade mark with my website.
Where can people find you and your business?
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